Jacques Blumenthal

October 4, 1829, Hamburg, Germany.

May 17, 1908, Chelsea, London.


At an early age, Blumenthal studied under Friedrich Wilhelm Grund of Hamburg, Carl Maria von Bocklet, and Simon Sechter. In 1846, he enrolled at the Conservatoire in Paris, where he studied piano under Henri Herz and Fromental Halévy.

In 1848, Blumenthal moved to London, where he eventually became pianist to Queen Victoria, and was in demand as a teacher. Blumenthal also composed a number of works, the most popular of which were short piano pieces and songs, including The Message. His widow, Léonie Souvoroff Gore Blumenthal, assigned the copyrights for his music to the Royal Society of Musicians.

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